Gary Anderson: ‘A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age’ book review

A MIND AT PLAY: HOW CLAUDE SHANNON INVENTED THE INFORMATION AGE By Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman Simon & Schuster, $27, 384 pages Many people, most notably Al Gore, have claimed to be the father of the information age; but Claude Shannon probably deserves the most credit. In 1948, he wrote an article that is considered…